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Broker’s Comments

Forever immortalised as SAVE THE CHILDREN when she was sailing with the Challenge Business, she is one of a fleet of 11 quite remarkable yachts. Designed by Rob Humphreys and built at Devonport Yachts in Plymouth for Sir Chay Blyth’s Challenge Business, with the mission to race around the world against prevailing winds and currents. With their solid heavy gauge steel hulls designed to withstand the worst that the Southern Ocean could throw at them, and their stainless steel decks, the Challenge 72 is an iconic, and unbreakable yacht. In this ownership, she has been updated for family cruising and has sailed far with her current family and has done so in safety and comfort. She has been altered to meet the needs of a growing family, but the fundamentals of her design remain and if needed, she would be easily re-coded to MCA Category 0. IRONBARQUE has been consistently maintained and updated in her current ownership and had a thorough refit in 2016.   She is ready for more oceans.


Yacht Details

  1. Builder: Devonport Yachts Ltd
  2. Model: Challenge 72
  3. Name: IRONBARQUE
  4. Hull Designer: Rob Humphreys
  5. Year Built: 2000 , Refit(s): 2016
  6. LOA: 72’ / 22m
  7. LWL: 61’ / 18.82m
  8. Beam: 18’2” / 5.5m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 10’ / 3.05m
  10. Displacement: 38,000kg / 83,775lb
  11. Ballast Weight: 10,300kg / 22,707lb
  12. Fuel Capacity: 2150 litres
  13. Water Capacity: 1775 litres
  14. Accommodation: 18 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  15. Engine: 1 Perkins Sabre M130C (130hp) Diesel
  16. Location: Ensenada, Mexico
  17. Price: £450,000

Contact Details

sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 01590 679222


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